Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Edit a Book or Add Subchapters

A book may be edited to display additional reading material for individual modules of study, a staff departmental handbook, media files, or a showcase portfolio of student work. It is a way to import HTML sites directly into Moodle for seamless viewing. You can add Sub Chapters to an existing Chapter in a Book, as well as reorder, edit, or delete Chapters from the Table of Contents.

To Edit a Book:

1. Login to Moodle and select your course.

2. Turn editing on by clicking the Edit button at the top right corner of the page.

Moodle3 Edit button

3. In the Table of Contents block at the top left, there are several options to edit a Book. Here you can reorder chapters by clicking the up or down arrows next to them, edit the title and contents with the gear icon, delete it with the X icon, or hide it with the eye icon

Table of Contents editing icons at the top left of a Book


To Add a Subchapter:

1. Click the plus icon next to the Chapter you wish to add a Subchapter to.

Add subchapter button in table of contents

2. Enter the title of the Subchapter, make sure the checkbox next to "Subchapter" is selected, and write the Subchapter's content below it. Click Save Changes at the bottom when done.

Entering sub chapter title and content, with subchapter checkbox just under the title box

3. The new Subchapter will be displayed, and you can see the Subchapter title underneath the parent Chapter in the Table of Contents.

Sub chapter displayed with arrow pointing at its title in the table of contents

4. For more information, please see


Referenced from: Moodle

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